LEGO Wild Forest at Bronx Zoo (Giveaway- 2 winners)

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Check out the LEGO Family Challenge, part of the LEGO Wild Forest at the Bronx Zoo this Summer!

I love going to the zoo. I always have.  I love that one of my favorite places to go has teamed up with one of my favorite things to do- building with LEGO bricks.   I’m happy my kids love LEGOS as much as I do- and sooner or later, we’ll be able to GO to the Bronx Zoo (I had this plan to have this post go up right when we left to head down there today, but there were severe thunderstorms forecast so we postponed our adventure a few weeks…so the whole day was wonky).  I can’t wait to visit all of the LEGO sculptures!

I think it’s over the top cool that LEGO and the Bronx Zoo have paired their awesomeness into a fun family adventure!!

How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more.

Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: World of Reptiles lawn

Bronx Zoo Summer 

2012 LEGO® WILDLIFE FOREST

Exhibit and Building Zone

Now through September 3, 2012

This summer, journey to our Wild Forest to check out giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at our construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.

The entrance to the exhibit area will herald this temporary LEGO themed exhibit and the location will be transformed to immerse the visitor in an engaging experience with the structures and the story they tell. The story will be reinforced at each of the gates with LEGO themed navigation signage that becomes the vehicle to promote the exhibit at both the entrances and as a way finding symbol throughout the park.   Each structure will be enhanced with design elements that reinforce the animal’s particular habitat. At each location, visitors will not only be able to view the wildlife sculpture, but also learn about WCS’s global work. The program reinforces the value of our Zoo wildlife as ambassadors to conservation.

Animal LEGO Sculptures include:

·         Tiger

·         Kihansi Spray Toads 

·         Chilean Flamingos 

·         Gorilla – mother and child

·         Grizzly Bear Mural

·         Penguins

·         Coral Reef and schools of fish

·         Baby Giraffe

·         Four Red-ruffed Lemurs  – Madagascar

·         Two white rhinoceros

·         Zebra

·         Three Hornbills

LEGO Construction Zone

With thousands of colorful LEGO bricks to choose from, kids can create their own sculptures of animals and help complete a vibrant Mystery Mural display at Dancing Crane Plaza. We will also display visitors’ own LEGO creations on bookshelves for all to see.

LEGO Family Challenge

How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more.

Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: World of Reptiles lawn

Asia Theater

Avenue Zoo – this program debuted in the spring and will be continued throughout the summer season. It’s a musical adventure that tells the story of Kate Monster, from Avenue Q, who ends up in a new habitat, Avenue Zoo. She meets up with various animals and discovers that although they may seem strange and different, they are important inhabitants of the planet with their own special contributions. And, they are not so scary after all.

For additional information go to: http://www.bronxzoo.org/

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TWO readers will win one of the prizes listed below !! To enter, simply fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. 

·         LEGO playset

·         Bronx Zoo picture frame and GUND Gundimal stuffed toy

·         Nightshirt and socks (zebra or lion (S/M Womens ONLY)

 

 

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Disclaimer:Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.

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  • I’m going to guess around 3 million bricks and probably 2 weeks? It seems huge!

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  • My guess is 45,000 bricks and 50 hrs

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  • I say 7, 777,777 bricks in 37 hours…very cool!

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  • 1 million pieces and 840 hours

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  • My 12 year old said he thought it would take 5 days and 90,098 bricks!

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  • 67hrs
    5260 legos
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  • 1,200,000 pieces

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  • 8000 and 72 hours

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  • 92,000 bricks and 32hours

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  • It took 72 hours!

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  • 150,000 legos and 15 hours

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  • I am going to guess 5 days and 555,555 legos! :)

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  • I would guess 48,000

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  • I would guess, 145, 000 blocks and about 83 hours.

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  • 75 hours and 100,000 bricks

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  • 53,000 bricks and 38 hours to build?

    thanks!

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  • 100,000 Bricks and 120 hours

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  • Too many hours.

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  • 72 hours and 50,000 legos

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  • 450,000 legos and 48 hours to build

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  • 125,000 bricks and 48 hours

    mmacaluso333@yahoo.com

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  • 35,000 bricks and 38 hours

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  • 160000 and 49 hours to complete

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  • I would guess that it took 120,000 Legos and about 72 hours to complete! It’s so super cool.

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  • Umm…. 1,555,555 legos and 50 hours?

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  • thousands and a lon long time

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  • 27,100 legos and 32 hours.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  • 17 hours?

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  • I would guess 100,000 legos and 100 hours?

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  • I would guess 32 hours to build it..

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  • Gosh I say 100,000 legos and 100 hours.

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  • I’m going to guess 3700 legos. It’s very cool!

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  • I would say it to about 25 hours to build it.

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  • I’d say 10,000 bricks and 72 hours! Gorgeous Guy!

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  • I can’t find the information you are looking for. I went to the Facebook page and zoo site. ????? I’ll just say alot!

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    • you have to GUESS!!

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  • This looks amazing! I so wish we lived close enough to go!! I can’t for the life of me find anywhere that says how many pieces tho!!

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    • you have to GUESS!!
      :o)

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  • love going to the zoo, this is a great, so inventive….too bad i dont live nearby

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